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Cautious Pool allow Keita to miss training over neck issue

By Staff Reporter

Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita is to miss training over the next couple of days because of a neck problem.

The £53m new arrival sat out the 2-1 International Champions Cup win over Manchester City after reporting the issue and has now been sidelined from the squad's sessions as they prepare to face Manchester United in Michigan tomorrow.

"Naby Keita is set to sit out training for the next couple of days as a precautionary measure as he recovers from a sore neck," said a statement from Liverpool.

"Keita will be afforded time to recover by not taking part in the immediate sessions, although he has not been ruled out of the fixture with Manchester United."

Nathaniel Clyne has been granted permission to return home from the tour for family reasons.

Meanwhile, new boy Xherdan Shaqiri says his "conscience is clear" after criticism of his attitude while at Stoke.

He led the scoring and assist charts, but came in for criticism from Gary and Phil Neville.

He said: "They were Man United players - maybe they don't like Liverpool. My conscience is clear."

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